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This Week in Chicago: May 4-10

What a gorgeous weekend we had in Chicago! I hope you were able to take advantage of the spring sun, while brunching at some of our favorite patios.

This week, we are looking forward to Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Chi-Town playoffs (Hawks & Bulls!), and Mother’s Day brunch specials.


Tonight, the James Beard Awards are making their Chicago debut. If you weren’t able to snag a ticket to the chef all star event, we suggest you head to Intro. Rich Melman is receiving the James Beard Lifetime Achievement award, and as part of the celebration, Intro is hosting a dinner series co-hosted by Saveur Magazine. Available until May 9th, the Rising Star Chef Dinner Series features Ari Taymor (Alma), Jessica Langey (Manresa), Intro chefs CJ Jacobson and Erik Anderson, along with Michael Laiskonis. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation and range between $95 – $125.


Bitches love a reason to indulge in gourmet bites and cocktails mid-week. Upgrade your Cinco de Mayo plans and attend an exclusive Latin inspired tasting menu created by Chef Charles Webb at the DL Loft. Finalize your Cinco de Mayo plans and join us! A few tickets are still available for $80/person. Email for tickets.

Photo courtesy of CLouise PR


Paul Fehribach, chef and co-owner of Big Jones, will host a Big Jones Cookbook supper to showcase dishes from his new cookbook with a prix-fixe family-style supper. The supper will begin with a 6 p.m. Punch Time reception, followed by dinner. Tickets are $45 per person. Guests may also choose to attend Cake & Cocktails from 8-10 p.m. for $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling 773-275-5725. Big Jones is located at 5347 North Clark Street.

Photo Courtesy of Big Jones


Kevin Cuddihee (Executive Chef at TWO) and Chris Marchino (Executive Chef of Spiaggia) team up for their first pop-up event at Snaidero Chicago. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and consists of a 5-course dinner with Terlato wine pairings. The cost is $145 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Snaidero Chicago is located at 110 West Kinzie Avenue.


You made it through the week…go you! Catch up with the girls over cocktails at the newly opened, Cerise. This rooftop bar is is located on the 26th floor of the Virgin Hotel. Join us as we say cheers to the freakin’ weekend!

Photo Courtesy of the Virgin Hotel


Join in the fashion tent at Millennium Park from 10 a.m -6 p.m. for the 11th season of their Fashion Chicago designer shopping event. You can RSVP to this free event here.


What more could a Mother want than buttermilk glazed brioche doughnuts, peach bellinis, or a farmer’s market scramble? Treat Mom to the Mother’s Day brunch she deserves. Keep your eyes peeled for our Mother’s Day brunch guide, which goes live tomorrow. Make your reservations ASAP!

Photo Courtesy of Hot Chocolate



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